Dedicated millennial committed to cultivating diverse political talent

Biography

Jonathan McGee is a seasoned program manager, public affairs professional, and external affairs expert with over 5 years of non-profit, public sector, and higher education experience. He currently serves as a Consultant for The Chicago Community Trust, third largest foundation in the nation, on their civic engagement team.

As former Senior Marketing Director at the Graduate School of Political Management, he oversaw the development and execution of the marketing/recruitment strategy for the first and foremost school of applied politics, legislative affairs, strategic public relations, and global advocacy. Jonathan more than doubled application volume, and recruited our largest, most diverse fall class in 5 years. Additionally, he managed a $450,000.00 budget, and developed more than 75 organizational partnerships/sponsorships. He also organized over 150 policy/professional development events, including an inaugural “Ready To Run” program in Washington D.C. As a result, we trained over 80 young women to run for office, partnered with 18 bipartisan women’s organizations, and gained national media coverage by POLITICO.

Previously, Jonathan served as a Legislative Assistant for U.S Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX 30). My legislative portfolio included the following issue areas: Agriculture, Energy, Education, Telecommunications, Science, Space, and Technology. He worked on the 2015 Omnibus Bill, ESSA, NASA Re-authorization, and Paris Climate Accord.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and Political Science. He also received his masters in Political Management, from The George Washington University. He serves on the Running Start Advisory board, Grassroots Professional Network Advisory Board, Government Affairs Industry Network Program Board, and The Fund For American Studies Advisory Council.

Founder and CEO, Jonathan McGee

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I have spent my entire career broadening participation, and expanding access for professionals of color in the public policy space
— Jonathan McGee, Founder and CEO